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  Project Daring: Established Criminal Enterprise Shut Down

Jul 09, 2010 14:56 ET

Durham Regional Police teamed up with the OPP to show off the success of Project Daring at a media event on Friday, July 9. Five cars, thousands in cash drugs and other items seized during the project were put on display for the media as officers answered questions about the investigation.

A total of 37 people are facing a combined 156 charges in Project Daring, a drug and gun investigation led by the DRPS in partnership with the OPP’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau.

Drug investigations and their ancillary offences including the possession of firearms have an impact that is felt through any community. In Durham Region, drugs are identified as a contributing cause of criminal activity, being behind many violent crimes such as break-ins, home invasions, robberies, prostitution and assaults.

Of the 37 people arrested as part of Project Daring, 31 are from Durham Region. A complete list of those charged is attached.

Total cash seized is $148,373. Street drugs seized, worth an estimated $450,000, included: 19 pounds of marihuana; 2,697 grams of cocaine: 5,000 ecstasy tablets; 20 grams of hashish oil; 50 grams of methamphetamine and eight grams of psilocybin (magic mushrooms). Four small marihuana growing operations with a total of 210 plants were also discovered. Nine vehicles were also seized as offence-related property.

The Durham Regional Police Intelligence Branch would like to thank all units who assisted with this investigation from the OPP’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), which included the Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit, the Asset Forfeiture Unit and the Illegal Gambling Unit.

Below are attached files.
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DRP and OPP display items seized in Project Daring to media (JPG file, 261.9K bytes)
Drugs seized (JPG file, 242.3K bytes)
Proceeds of crime (JPG file, 198.9K bytes)